Spain

Madrid rejects motion to boycott Israel

The Madrid City Council has rejected a draft resolution calling for a boycott of Israel shortly after a Spanish court suspended another city’s motion on the matter.

Spanish Jews pray at former synagogue they want returned from Catholic Church

Spanish Jews held a prayer and cultural event at a former synagogue that the community is trying to recover from the Catholic Church.

Far-right wins seats in Andalusia parliament

A far-right party won seats in the regional parliament of Andalusia for the first time since the country returned to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

Jewish festival held in recently discovered Spanish synagogue

The Southern Costa Blanca Jewish Community its first service in the recently excavated ruins of Lorca synagogue in Murcia.

Vandals replace Holocaust memorial plaque with far-right graffiti in Spain

Vandals have ripped the plaque from a monument which commemorates victims of the Holocaust in the Spanish city of Murcia and scrawled far-right graffiti on it.

Spanish festival celebrates culture and history of Inquisition victims

Taking place for the 22nd consecutive year, the festival takes its name from the Jews who converted to Roman Catholicism in Spain or Portugal during the 14th and 15th centuries.

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